Red Bull Sound Select’s one-off special edition to it’s monthly series of music performances has come to an end, with it’s final end of university tour held today. With familiar local and international artists, Cosmo’s Midnight, LL Cool Dre and Alfronso Frawls will join in for an all-round celebration with among Adelaide’s Gen Y & Z.
The tour commenced in Melbourne with local favorites, The Harpoons and multi-instrumentalist Geryon. Followed by UK trio, All We Are, elusive solo-artist BLESSES and Future Classic’s newly signed artist, Exhibitionist who all performed in Sydney – curated by our very own Laneway Festival.
Redbull Sound Select is an artist development program which supports emerging artists throughout Australia through a series of monthly live shows. The shows are put together by some of the industries leading and most experienced curators for music lovers. Red Bull Sound Select features live shows of newly discovered raw talent with established and leading artists for a unique learning experience.
We spoke with up & coming artist, Turquoise Prince before performing in Canberra’s show.
BYO: What's in store for Red Bull Sound Select's the end of uni party?
Turquoise Prince: Bulk fun shit. I always love playing in my hometown as I'm sure everybody does, so it's definitely gonna be an occasion.
BYO: What are you looking most forward to?
Turquoise Prince: Seeing people I haven't seen in months/years. There's not a lot popping in CBR, I feel like it's still developing - so when shit is on it's always a mad time.
BYO: What style of music can we expect to be played?
Turquoise Prince: My style of music. It'll be a journey where genre changes from beginning to end. That's my shit.
BYO: What level of bass will you be playing, from 0-100?
Turquoise Prince: Again it varies - I'll suss the vibe on the day. If it's a heavy vibe I'll cut some of the softer tracks, and vice versa for the vice versa.
BYO: Can we expect unreleased new music from you?
Turquoise Prince: Definitely. Over half my live set is unreleased - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
BYO: You posted a photo of you graduating on instagram, congratulations! how’d you celebrate?
Turquoise Prince: Haha I wish I could take credit for graduating uni, it was a mockery photo. It was actually my sister who did.
I dropped out of UC (the Uni that this event is being held at) about 4 years ago. One morning I found myself staring in the mirror laughing uncontrollably at the thought of me ever becoming an architect. Later that night I told my mum that I'd make a living off of music even if it killed me, and haven't looked back since.